Peru, NY – A New York State Police officer from Peru has died from an illness stemming from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Captain Christopher J. Garrow was most recently assigned to Troop B in Ray Brook. He had only worked for the State Police for a year when he was assigned to the cleanup efforts after 9/11.

Garrow served with the state of New York for 23 years. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Christopher J. Garrow was 47 years old.

Garrow is remembered as brave, humble, kind, funny, and always having a contagious smile.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Hamilton Funeral Home at 294 Mannix Road in Peru on Thursday, June 15th from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a mass on Friday at St. Peters Church in Plattsburgh at 11 a.m.